Catching Up with Sally

Some of you may have noticed that the blog took a little time off in September. Though I may have fallen behind on posts, I kept insanely busy in my work life:  adding new staff, starting new projects, helping kids transition into middle school and looking toward an extremely booked autumn.   Next week, I’ll […]

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As Seen On TV

      Here’s how a home renovation happens on television: a designer or contractor visits a messy, outdated home and proposes elaborate, often out of your financial reach, changes. There is limited, if any, discussion, the amiable homeowners easily agree on said changes and are whisked off for a luxurious weekend trip out of […]

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This Old House

This Old House   I love old houses. I love the way they look. I love the way they feel. I love the particular challenges of updating them without losing style or character. Old houses are the world I live in by preference and by personal geography. I will be happy to tell you everything […]

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A Room of One’s Own

Martha Stewart doesn’t talk about it. Your mother told you never to talk about. You have that one friend who always seems to talk about it, and you’d really rather your kids Seriously guys? Do we have to talk about this at dinner? Most designers, renovation experts and celebrity home rehab-ers would probably just as […]

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Seeing Double

  I’ve been doing a lot of bathrooms recently, which has given me plenty of time to contemplate the double vanity. A product of the mid century imagination, the double sink really took off in the 70s and 80s and by 1990, it was almost impossible to find a new home with a single sink […]

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